Australian photographer Karen Alsop is well-known for her heartwarming project Christmas Wish. In the year that’s been challenging on so many levels, it was also challenging to keep the project alive. But Karen and her team still found a way to use photography and bring smiles to the faces of children who are spending holidays in the hospital. Despite the restrictions, the Christmas Wish worldwide team created incredible works of art for these sick children the fifth year in a row.
When I think of Christmas portraits, my first thought is a person awkwardly standing in front of a Christmas tree in an ugly sweater. Maybe because all my childhood Christmas photos look like that. But, if you’d like to avoid that, it’s time to get creative and give your Christmas portraits a professional look. In this short and sweet video, Tajreen and Chloe of Tajreen&Co will show you how. With a couple of cheap props and a simple setup, you can take modern, festive portraits even in a small home studio.
Have you already bought your Christmas presents or do you wait until the last minute to do it? I belong to the second group, and believe it or not – I haven’t bought any Christmas presents yet. If you’re anything like me, this video is perfect for you. Sidney Diongzon has come up with a list of seven gifts that will cost you less than $100. These gifts are great for filmmakers, but from my experience – most of these will also make photographers very happy.
Four years ago, Karen Alsop started The Christmas Wish Project with a goal to make Christmas happier for sick children in Australia. The project has since gone global, and this year it included volunteers, photographers and composite artists from all over the world. They all joined forces to create magical Christmas-inspired art and put a smile on children’s faces during this holiday season.
As a photographer, chances are you’ll get some photography-related Christmas gifts from your friends and family. Among them, there will be those that will make you smile on the outside but think “what the hell am I supposed to with this?!” on the inside.
Inspired by articles that pop up every year about what (not) to buy to photographers, I’ve decided to write something slightly different. I’ve gathered seven photography-related presents I’ve received over the years. Some of them are awesome, but the others are cheesy as hell. So, I want to give you some ideas on how to use even the seemingly unusable ones. And hopefully, I’ll also make you smile and relate.
Where I am in the UK, each year, there’s a big battle between the supermarkets over who makes the best Christmas ads. Much of the population waits for them to appear in order to praise or criticise. It’s a bit like the Superbowl commercials in the USA. But UK supermarkets aren’t the only ones making great adverts at Christmas.
Although Christmas may seem like a distant memory for many of us now, Artlist has just allowed us to go behind the scenes on how they made their Christmas 2018 commercial. It took a very talented group of people, a lot of ingenuity, and a whole bunch of passion to bring the vision to life.
Christmas has gone. We’re almost to the new year. In a few hours, we’ll be there. But it’s never too late for a festive wintery themed photo shoot. Winter’s still going to be here for a while yet. In this video, photographer and educator Gavin Hoey walks us through his process to create this festive fine art composite portrait in the studio.
Christmas is over and you may want to pack up the decorations for the next year. But before you do it, there’s a simple, cheap DIY project to try out. In this video, Joe Edelman shows you how to make a bokehlicious background for portraits with the stuff you probably already have at home. And even if you don’t, you’ll need about $10 for this build.